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Hi,
After installing apache web server, i added the modules in httpd.conf. On trying to start the sever i get the below mentioned error --
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Invalid command 'LoadModule', perhaps mis-spelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration
./apachectl start: httpd could not be started
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Please let me know what to do.
Lakshmi
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by:ahoffmann
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check error.log and /var/log/messages for more detailed information
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by:samri
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lakshminair,

What is your OS, and Apache version.

Maybe your apache is not compiled with DSO support.  Check by doing "httpd -l", and see is mod_so is listed.

Btw, You have a duplicate post.  Request for a deletion to the other one.
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By default the Apache version that comes with most Linux distros (and Win32) will have mod_so (so called DSO) statically compiled into the apache.  If your do the installation from scratch, make sure to at least enable mod_so

./configure --enable-module=so

- more information here:
http://www.vttoth.com/loadmod.htm
http://www.geocrawler.com/archives/3/182/2000/10/0/4581377/

If you prefer to get more information on DSO:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/dso.html
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by:lakshminair
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tahnx a lot for the quick response
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by:samri
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no prob.

I'm quite curious to know what do you decide to go? -

o - Rebuild the apache with DSO support, and use apxs to build the module, OR
o - Have the module statically linked into apache (rebuild apache)


cheers.
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i rebuild apache with DSO support.
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